Our three Wallabies have very friendly natures! Their enclosure is semi-open to allow them access to park visitors when they feel like it. You can even buy small bags of Wallaby food and give them a little treat (Wallaby food not available at the moment due to new government rules).
Wallabies are found living in coastal scrub and sclerophyll forests across Eastern Australia and Tasmania.
They are herbivores and their diet in the wild consists of grasses, roots, tree leaves & weeds.
Courting begins with the female licking the males neck, and the male rubbing his cheek against hers. They will have a brief fight standing upright before mating. The female will have 1 offspring (their young are called joeys) that remains in the pouch for 280 days. 1 month after leaving the pouch the young will leave their mother. Females will remain in the home range of their mother for life whereas males leave the area completely.
Wallaby mothers can have a baby developing in the womb, a newborn in the pouch suckling milk and an older joey (out the pouch) who still feed from her (until 18 months old when they are weaned) all at once!!
Their main threat are humans as Wallabies can be considered a pest because of the damage they cause to crops and pastures.
The tail of a wallaby is strong enough to support the weight of the entire animal.